Saturday, October 29, 2011

Camera Critters the Chincoteague Variety

With my Chincoteague birds and critters, I am linking up with the Friday Ark  and Camera Critters. Chincoteague is my favorite places to go birding, the shorebirds and variety of birds seen there is just awesome. And of course we saw lots of ponies.. last week critters post is here Chincoteague-ponies . Deer are often seen on the refuge and during the three days we were there we saw lots.


You can click on the photos for a larger image.


I believe these are juvenile Dowitchers but I am not so sure.
Any help with their id is appreciated.

EDIT: I have been corrected on my shorebirds above they are really Willets.



Yellowlegs, whether it is the Lesser or Greater Yellowlegs I am not sure.

                        My favorite Chincoteague pony "The Chief". A real rebel.


I thought the lighting on the Great Blue heron was beautiful. It was a little windy that day and the heron's feather are blowing with the wind.


A sunset shot of the Bald Eagle posing nicely on this tree limb. A cool sighting! We had different Eagle sightings during the three days we were there.

A herd of deer seen on the wildlife drive.


Have a great weekend! The Weathermen are calling for a unusual snowstorm here in Maryland. My part of Maryland is expected to have one-three of inches of the white stuff. As I write this post it is raining and is mixed with snow. Gee, we did not even have a frost yet and some of my flowers were still looking good. The weather has been very weird lately.


I hope you enjoyed my critter post, thanks for stopping by. To see more
wonderful birds and critters please visit Friday Ark and Camera Critters
Thanks to the host of Friday Ark and to Misty Dawn of Camera Critters. I just love the critter memes.

30 comments:

  1. Snow already? I love the majestic Bald Eagle and the ruffled heron.

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  2. The eagle is coloured in gold, which is in fact very lucky for you to spot that.

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  3. Love the pony shot! Dowitchers and yellowlegs are extremely difficult for me, so I'm afraid I'm not much help there... Good luck with the snow! Guess you could make a snow jack-o-lantern or a snow ghost?

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  4. Lovely birds they're always a beautiful creatures. Like the pony shot and heron it's awesome photos

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  5. So many wonderful shots Eileen!
    The light on the Blue Heron is gorgeous! A Bald Eagle - I'm so envious right now but happy for you for this amazing shot.
    We were said to be getting a little snow but we have only had rain and the temps are rising.
    Stay safe and warm.
    Carletta@Round The Bend

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  6. Such great captures but I especially love the deer shot and the yellowlegs shot. Looks like such a beautiful place.

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  7. Wonderful captures, Eileen. Wonder if they would be migrating when it snows.

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  8. love your critters!! especially the eagle! he looks like he was fluffing himself up for you!!
    great shots!!

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  9. You always have a wonderful variety of captures. Bald Eagle truly majestic.

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  10. Looks like a great place to bird Eileen and I'm sure the yellowlegs is a "greater" but the dowitchers are harder to split between long or short billed (only ever seen Short -billed myself).

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  11. Wonderful sightings and pictures of the wildlife.

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  12. Fabulous bird (and animal) watching -- and great pictures.

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  13. I love seeing herons and eagles when I'm home in British Columbia. You're right, the lighting on that heron's face is fabulous.
    And "The Chief" is gorgeous.
    I always enjoy your photos, Eileen.

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  14. Snow?????? Ready or not, winter will be here soon. Love the shot of "The Chief", and of course anytime you get a photo of an eagle, it is an occasion to celebrate. Great captures, Eileen. Mickie :)

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  15. What a great bunch of shots for Camera Critter Saturday!

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  16. thanks for stopping by my blog today. I love that beautiful horse. and all the wildlife too

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  17. Wonderful photos, thanks for sharing!

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  18. Hi Eileen, we went hiking to the Wetlands this morning,but did not see that many birds. One of the regular hikers told us to come early, meaning very early.

    Nice variety of birds on this post.

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  19. Lovely pictures.
    Bad hair day for the Heron?

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  20. Hi Eileen, your answer to number 1, I don't know. I am just a inland birder. I love the birds, and, you do as well.

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  21. What a beautiful place to go birding!Beautiful photos as always.

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  22. Wonderful shots of such a special place.

    Cats of wildcat woods
    Carolina mts

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  23. I so love your shots!

    www.1sthappyfamily.com

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  24. The Chief looks liek he is coming from the Spanish school. :)

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  25. Very nice, Eileen. Hope you weathered the storm well! We're just getting mighty winds and torrential rains up here in Cape Breton.

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  26. The weather is doing strange things but I'm glad you saw some lovely creatures on your trip.

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  27. wow! the Bald Eagle is surely perching so proud.

    Thanks for visiting my Camera Critters

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  28. Great post and photos! Love the one of the Heron-I definitely agree with the lighting and the feathers!

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Hello, Thanks for stopping by my blog. This is my blog about the birds I see, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. They might not always be the best of photos because I like to keep photos as a record of where and when I see them.
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